The best times to visit Ankara for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 8th

or

August 20th to October 21st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Ankara

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ankara vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Ankara, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 91.9°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.6°F (19.2°C) at night.

Ankara Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ankara Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Ankara Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ankara Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ankara Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan41.835.730.1
Feb45.637.730.3
Mar53.944.935.9
Apr63.753.743.5
May72.862.351.4
Jun81.469.758.1
Jul88.776.864.4
Aug89.176.964.7
Sep80.468.756.8
Oct67.456.646.9
Nov56.846.537.9
Dec453831.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan5.42.1-1.1
Feb7.63.2-0.9
Mar12.27.22.2
Apr17.612.16.4
May22.716.810.8
Jun27.420.914.5
Jul31.524.918
Aug31.724.918.2
Sep26.920.413.8
Oct19.713.78.3
Nov13.88.13.3
Dec7.23.3-0.1


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ankara are July, August, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Ankara? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Ankara is often around around January 1st when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ankara.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ankara (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan5%2.60.6
Feb6%1.20.5
Mar9%01.2
Apr4%0.40.5
May11%01.1
Jun10%01.3
Jul1%00.2
Aug2%00.4
Sep3%00.4
Oct7%00.7
Nov4%00.5
Dec2%1.20.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan56.61.5
Feb631.3
Mar903
Apr411.3
May1102.8
Jun1003.3
Jul100.5
Aug201
Sep301
Oct701.8
Nov401.3
Dec230.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Ankara has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (27.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (73.1%).

Wind in Ankara is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 10.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ankara.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan3.7Barely noticeable6.6Light breeze
Feb4.2Light breeze7.6Gentle breeze
Mar4Light breeze7.6Light breeze
Apr4.3Light breeze8.2Gentle breeze
May4.2Light breeze8.2Light breeze
Jun4.8Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze
Jul5.5Light breeze10.1Light breeze
Aug5.5Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Sep4.3Light breeze8.1Light breeze
Oct3.6Barely noticeable6.8Light breeze
Nov3.4Barely noticeable6.4Light breeze
Dec3.6Barely noticeable6.5Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan73.1%
Feb61.9%
Mar52.1%
Apr44.5%
May42.5%
Jun39.4%
Jul29.7%
Aug27.4%
Sep33%
Oct51%
Nov58.8%
Dec71%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ankara?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Turkey; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 02, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ankara, Turkey is January, followed by August and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Ankara in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 55 in December means 55% of the tourists vs. January.


Overall Ankara Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.2°F (24.6°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ankara, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.2°F (29.6°C) and 52.5°F (11.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Ankara to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.8°F (9.9°C) and 38.7°F (3.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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